Washington D.C., May 6, 2020 / 09:00 am
Supporting Lebanon's Christian population is key to ensuring the political survival of the country and wider regional security, a Maronite bishop said Tuesday.
Bishop Elias Zaidan of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles said that if one of the few democratic nations in the Middle East became a failed state, that would have dire consequences for its Christian community and for wider regional stability.
The bishop spoke during a discussion organized by the group In Defense of Christians, titled "President Trump's Middle East Priorities Intersecting in Lebanon," and hosted by IDC policy director Peter Burns.
Bishop Zaidan was joined by Robert Nicholson, founder and executive director of the Philos Project, and Alberto Fernandez, president of Middle East Broadcasting Networks.